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The Pink Portfolio: PayPal Has Bought Itself a Family

Introduction In May 2016, I started up the Pink Portfolio for our little girl. She was almost two years old then and she has just become five on June 11. The system is quite simple: my wife and I add 150 per month for her portfolio and buy stocks with it.

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Square Faces Suit Over Misdirected Medical Receipt

A California man is suing Square ( SQ +0.7), alleging that payments company violated privacy laws when it forwarded a digital receipt containing details of his medical history to one of his friends, the Wall Street Journal reports. The plaintiff, A. Trent Ruark, is seeking class-action status for the lawsuit.

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What Gen Z Thinks About the Brokers

Manole Capital Management 2nd Annual Financial Services Survey Note 3 of 4: Gen Z Brokerage Trends – June 2019 Introduction: Over the last few months, the 2019 interns of Manole Capital conducted a financial services survey, specifically targeting the thoughts of America’s younger generations.

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E-Commerce Is Wiping Out Mall Retailers One by One. Here’s the Data

Department store sales hit a new record low in the data going back to 1992. E-commerce sales in the fourth quarter soared 12.1 from a year ago to a new record of 132.8 billion (seasonally adjusted), the Commerce Department reported on Wednesday morning.

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The Big Tech Canary in the Faster Payments Coal Mine

There’s a canary in the faster payments coalmine. It flew in on Dec. 14, the Friday before the week before Christmas, so you might not have noticed.

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Wells Fargo, Bank of America Unlikely to Lose Deposit Dominance to Fintech Firms

Editor’s note: Seeking Alpha is proud to welcome SharesPost as a new contributor. It’s easy to become a Seeking Alpha contributor and earn money for your best investment ideas. Active contributors also get free access to the SA PRO archive.

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Consumer Convenience, Retail and Payments Disintermediation

Disintermediating the established intermediaries has become something of an art form in payments and retail these days. Physical retail is being disintermediated by a host of new players using digital technologies and data that further erode their relevance.

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